Lovely Old Lion
Lenny the lion loves his grandpa, King Lion. But when King Lion starts to forget things, Lenny begins to worry. He can’t understand why grandpa keeps getting muddled and doesn’t want to play any more. Lenny doesn’t know what to do, but with a little help from grandpa’s old friends, perhaps he can find a way to make things a bit better.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Julia Jarman
Born talking—allegedly—Julia Jarman loved telling stories from an early age. She loved reading them too, and read every kids' book in the local library. Julia became a teacher of English and Drama, got married, had three kids and started writing for them. She has never stopped, and has books for everyone from tots to teens and in betweens.
Illustrator: Susan Varley
Susan Varley is a prize-winning artist whose best-selling Badger's Parting Gifts is one of the most enduring picture books of all time. She lives with her husband and daughter in Staffordshire, UK.
“Though purposeful, the gentle telling bypasses explicit death and the harsher parts of dealing with aging. Images. . . of the animal kingdom are equally gentle.”—School Library Journal
“Most appropriate for a child coping with such a situation, this is a selection that explains the concept of memory loss well and will help develop compassion in all who read it. A supportive, honest, and needed explanation of Alzheimer’s-type illnesses.”―Kirkus Reviews